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I appreciate your answer and specification of the valve relief angles.The intake should be at 26° and the exhaust at 25°.
If decked means milled, yes it was:Was the block or cylinder head decked?
Torqued to spec with an old head gasket.Was P-to-V checked with a torqued head gasket (a new one vs. an old one)?
Yes Sir.I assume it was checked with rings installed on the piston?
I appreciate your tolerated measures to that :up:Regarding cutting the pockets on the piston, there is room on that particular piston to safely cut the pockets deeper. For the intake you can go 0.8mm and exhaust up to 2.11mm deeper.